Impact of Donor Support

For the future of forest conservation, Dr. Tara Martin has good news

June 29, 2022
UBC Forestry’s Dr. Tara Martin, Liber Ero Chair in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, continues to make an impact on addressing complex conservation problems - now with the help of some generous donations from our community.

Faculty Establishes Chair in Conservation

June 18, 2020
Dr Tara Martin, Professor in conservation decision sci-ence in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, is the inaugural holder of the Liber Ero UBC Chair in Conservation. This new Chair is established through gener-ous support from Val and Dick Bradshaw, with matching funds from the University of British Columbia. Tara Martin is a pioneer […]

Naturalist Society Establishes Student Award in Urban Forestry

March 24, 2020
A bequest from an avid birder and naturalist has established a new award for students in the Bachelor of Urban Forestry program, giving welcome surprises to its first two recipients. John “Jack” Halliday McCrae had a career as a teacher,most notably at North Delta Secondary School. He and hiswife Jean were longstanding members of the […]

Accomplished Alumnus is Still Planning for the Future

December 11, 2019
By the time you get to be 96 years old, it’s fair to say that you know a thing or two. For Faculty of Forestry alumnus Gerry Burch (BASc ’48), the list of things he knows is extensive: a brief conversation can touch on the history of forestry in British Columbia, the growth of the […]

Forestry Field School Fund Helps Reduce Financial Pressure

September 9, 2019
Thanks to the support of alumni, foundations, corporate and other donors, this year five students were able to attend Field School with less financial stress and worry. But these five represent only a tiny percentage of students who attend Field School, many of whom are in financial need. Field School is an important milestone in […]

Donors Support Enriched Education Program on Haida Gwaii

July 18, 2019
In a world where it’s easier than ever to shut out dissenting opinions, surround yourself with like-minded people, and become insulated from the unfamiliar, the Faculty of Forestry has developed a successful program that does just the opposite – and students love it. The UBC Haida Gwaii Institute (HGI) offers third- and fourth-year students exceptional […]

Fellowship Winner Researches Fire and Communities

May 10, 2019
PhD student Sarah Dickson-Hoyle is the second recipient of the Future Forests Fellowship, the largest award in the world for an incoming doctoral student in forestry. The Future Forests Fellowship is made possible by a private Canadian foundation, which created it to draw attention to how forestry research impacts global issues. It is awarded to […]